Saturday, 31 December 2011

One step forward...................into a New Year..........

It is that step into the unknown year, so much before us, so many hopes, wishes, promises.
This New Year will open doors to places undreamed of... good and bad...... happy and sad..times to remember and those we will wish to forget.....
I hope you and I and our loved ones and friends are blessed with Good Health and Happiness for all of these coming days....................





Snowy Pictures from last year

Monday, 19 December 2011

So festive.....

Met my lovely daughter yesterday, I had just finished some decorations in the house..................




then we went to lovely Lytham ..it has the most pretty shops and a little ice ring and  a wonderful atmosphere we ate too many cakes ha ha  and bought far too many flowers it was fabulous to be together...
hope you have a wonderful week....




Love Lynn xxxx




Saturday, 17 December 2011

Step out of your door and anything can happen.....................


You know I was looking for a Christmas tree well........I went to the local car boot Tuesday and look what was leaning up against a van......looking all lost and lonely...it will have to be a fiver the guy said..it is real! ...I nearly kissed him! (lucky escape for him I think ...) then I dragged the tree home singing Carols and looking a little dishevelled for 8.30 in the morning rushing around cos my friends were also coming over.. so  just this morning I put some pretty s on him isn't he cute xxxxx... you can make huge balls out of doilys...just sew 4 doilys together with some net and they fluff out beautifully xxxx

I also had some gorgeous gifts from my blogging friends this week........


Thank you so much for your inspired and creative gift Manonxxxx you can see Manons gorgeous French blog by clicking on her name.......


Thank you so very much for your hand made gift Linda xxxx...you can see Linda's creative blog
by clicking on her name

Thank you so much to you Julie such amazing lace and truffled goddies click on Julies name to see her lovely blog


I need a cup of tea after all that excitement...I hope all of your Christmas plans are going well for you.  Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and your emails they are real treasures and make me smile with the sheer pleasure of knowing you across yours and my pages, I try to comment back as often as I can, and I am really sorry if I miss you , I will get to you next time xxxx...best get the lunch on now hungry husband ha ha .........xxxxxx



Sunday, 11 December 2011

Starting to decorate......................











Hope you are all well xxx and not too frazzled from looking at the horrendous cost of Christmas trees....
I think I shall have to opt out this year. I have two lovely ones in pots outside and may bring one in for a few days, but I feel guilty and don't want to kill it.
I play motets and chants when I am decorating...eat lots of cake and today had a rather nice cool glass of Asti ( I love the bubbles)... so I am sorry if the pictures are a little squify.....ha ha.
Tuesday will be simply lovely some friends are coming round for a Christmas workshop, lots of mess lots of fun..I shall take some pictures..Hurrah!
Hugs Lynn xxxx 


Monday, 5 December 2011

Small Christmas Sale............

  Thought you would like to see my almost finished fairy and moth  carousel...


  It has taken me ages to make my moth and fairy carousel from music sheets and fabric............

....
Moving on......to my Sale
I have been asked  by so many of you to sell some of my paper items..I have a few now for sale..please drop me a line if you would like to buy one, I also have just a few beautiful Lino Cut hand Printed cards and tags made my my friend Clare she is a fabulous printmaker and has her own studio that she works from.....
Payment can be made via paypal or cheque  or euros .
Hugs Lynn xxxx


Hand made by me......
Assorted soft colour Fairys in silk tulle glittery dresses
With a hanging tag on the back.
27cm high  17cm wide
so sorry all sparkly girls SOLD OUT

Hand made by me......Woodland Keepers.   31cm high
She has a small space for a special gift....
SO sorry all woodland keepers sold out

Hand made by me........Pack of 3 Silent Night Holy Night tags
12cm by 14cm
£5.00 postage £ 1.50

Owl Tag by Clare
17cm  x11cm
Hand Printed from a lino cut
£1.75 each 0.75 postage

Wise Owl Card by Clare
23cm x 17cm
7 print lino cut
Limited Edition
Will make a lovely framed Picture...
£5.50 1.50 postage
Please email me on
lynnbarron@fsmail.net

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wonderful Surprises................

There are some things that you expect in the post bills etc........and then some others are just totally gorgeous, unexpected, and most welcome.......
 Like this beautiful bouquet of Eucalyptus pods from Kay ...................






I have been trying so hard to find some of these Wintery stems full of green and white frosty pods (that last and last forever), and thought I would never ever see any in the north west. But a fabulous thing happened and Kay from 'Is this the Right Path' blog who  has a florist called Martin and the Magpie sent me this gorgeous wonderful bunch of powdery pods all wrapped in Darkest rich brown tissue,the box smelling of her flower shop. I had just got in from work to a poorly husband (he has my flu) and was thrilled to see this lovely bunch.... they will look amazing with eucalyptus leaves, and red, berry's, really so festive.
THANK YOU Kay what a lovely treat xxxxx

Now my other parcel... (Adrian said it was like Christmas)now  that had in it some Annie Sloane wax clear and dark to antique my paint work.......I am renovating a dolls house,using Annie Sloane Chalk paints
thought it would be nice to keep my bits and pieces in, like a cupboard but smaller of course...
Phew what an evening...best get some tea cooked before poorly husband turns grumpy xxx ha ha .........




Hope you've had a lovely day too....Happy Thanksgiving xxxxxxx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Carnival Noel....................


Ilax Berries wearing their best red coats.....


Fly Fly little shiny moth....



All the birds sing for Solstice



Dancers to fly on sparkly feet with the moths.......

Christmas Stockings.......

waiting for presents.....


The whole house is peaceful and quiet, it is misty outside and we have lit the fire and the flames are making shadows on the walls, whilst I have been off work with this virus, I have been happily crafting and sewing , falling asleep sometimes thread in hand.

  I am now creating a  paper mache mobile from music sheets to which I will attach my moths and dancers. My inspirations this year have come from old European Travelling Carnival pictures, so my colours are muted and faded like the images I have been looking at. 
 I rather like the idea of a slightly darker more mysterious solstice for this year, I would love to find some softer lights for the tree, more creamy than white so I could get that dulled sepia look to the tree too.

What a are your favourite Christmas colours?
Lynn xx  

Friday, 11 November 2011

Some pictures of home and my work................................


I print my own fabric....

 and love to embroider my drawings......
                                                                            Down the stairs into my basement kitchen  .........          


Shall I make some more fairy s I like twinkly ones.........

or I could needle felt another Princess..............

Christmas Maddonas to Cherish

frosty mornings....

What will my hall look like this year......




Boxes of pretty things to work with.....

Cushions to make for friends......


I've been poorly all week and haven't left the house, so I have had the lovely pleasure of flickering through some older pictures of the things I  have photographed in our home, and ideas that I have made that I sometimes forget about.  So I hope you don't mind a little trip down memory lane just for this post....pictures of my cough medicine and echanacea drops just don't look as nice...ha ha .. 
With love and a few sneezes 

I love to solder charms, heart shapes are my favorite

to make Christmas hearts...

  

Best wishes ....enjoy.......Lynn xxxxx

Sunday, 30 October 2011

In the mists and magic.................


Surfing in the waves..............

sea-weeds 

A magical house..........


and  gardens.

Hidden windows....

the trees reach in through the door.............

do the woodland creatures live here...........

and do they tip toe into the cottage in the night...............




We have just arrived back from a wonderful weekend  away to celebrate Samhain...the weather was appropriately atrocious and the rain has lashed down for days..... but our cottage was cosy with log fires and  warm wool blankets and the laughter of friends.........those no longer with us and those we can still hug. We remember and love them all...Happy Samhain, and a Happy Celtic New Year.
Love Lynn xxxx